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Europe remains a center for plastics activities, PlasticsEurope says

4:22 AM MDT | May 15, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

PlasticsEurope (Brussels), one of the leading European trade associations, says that demand for plastics in the 27 European member states in 2012 declined 3.2%, to 45.5 million m.t., accounting for 19% of the global total. Packaging accounted for 40.2%, building and construction 20.8%, and automotive 8%. Despite the decline, Europe remains a center of the plastics industry’s activities, "which is why it invests in R&D to guarantee innovation and economic growth in the European Union,” said Kim Christiansen, PlasticsEurope regional...

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